May 4, 2011

Word of the Day: Elbow Grease

Elbow grease \EL-boh grees\ noun

1.  Hard work; vigorous exertion.

Origin:  Elbow grease was a metaphor for manual labor, as in elbow grease is the best wax for polishing furniture.  Now in an extended sense it can refer to any effort, physical or mental.

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